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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adverb Gin"ger*ly
Cautiously; timidly; fastidiously; daintily.

Etymology: Prov. E. ginger brittle, tender; cf. dial. Sw. gingla gängla, to go gently, totter, akin to E. gang

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  1. With extreme care or delicacy ("they proceeded with gingerly footwork over the jagged stones" and "the issue was handled only in a gingerly way")
  2. In a gingerly manner ("gingerly I raised the edge of the blanket")

(1510) Maybe from Old French gensor, comparative of gent (“nice, kind, pretty”), from Latin gentius (“well-born”)

Fun Facts about the name Gingerly

  • How unique is the name Gingerly? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Gingerly was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Gingerly: Your name in reverse order is Ylregnig. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eygngril. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Gingerly born Nov 2, 2009

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ukraine approximately on 1775. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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